Friday, 16 March 2018

English Pointer

Yes He is a pure bred dog ....

We often get asked what breed Rex is and many people do not know of English Pointers. Known in America just as Pointers. Some even asking if I mean he is one of those designer breeds - ENGLISH something cross with a GERMAN SHORTHAIR POINTER .
English Pointers  are part of the pointer family not very common in Australia like the German Shorthaired Pointer, there is also Italian Pointer, Portuguese Pointer, French Pointers, etc.
At maturity the English pointer is larger than a German shorthaired pointer. One big difference between these breeds is shedding -- the English pointer sheds only lightly, but the GSP is a moderate to heavy shedder
The exact origin of the Pointer is not entirely clear: whether they originate from Spanish Pointers or from Continental Pointers is uncertain. What is certain is that English Pointers date back to the 1600's, a native breed to the British Isles, being used to 'point' game out to hunters. These early dogs worked with Greyhounds in hare-coursing, the Pointers being used to point out hares for the Greyhounds to seize. In the early 1700's, wing shooting came into fashion and this was when their true skills became apparent. To this day, Pointers are exceptional hunting dogs.
The English Pointer was recognized by the AKC in 1884 and AKC approved in 1975.
The English Pointer Dog Breed has a personality and temperament that is energetic and sweet.  This breed requires plenty of socialization to develop its naturally even temperament, and they only require a minimal amount of training.

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